There are 6 ways to get from Purley to Southwark by train, night bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train Southern  •  22 min

  1. Take the train from Purley Oaks to London Bridge

$7 - $11

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  58 min

  1. Take the night bus from Purley, Christchurch Road Purley Hospital to Lambeth, St George's Circus N68

$3

4 alternative options

Train Thameslink  •  24 min

  1. Take the train from Purley to London Bridge

$10 - $15

Rideshare  •  40 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Croydon to London 11.4 miles

$4

Taxi  •  27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Purley to Southwark 12.9 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Purley to Southwark 12.9 miles

$2 - $4

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The cheapest way to get from Purley to Southwark is to night bus which costs £2 and takes 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Purley to Southwark is to train which costs £5 - £9 and takes 22 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Purley, Christchurch Road Purley Hospital and arriving at Lambeth, St George's Circus. This bus operates Monday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Purley Oaks and arriving at London Bridge. Services depart every 15 minutes. The journey takes approximately 22 min.

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The distance between Purley and Southwark is 12 miles. The road distance is 12.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Purley to Southwark without a car is to train which takes 22 min and costs £5 - £9.

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The train from Purley Oaks to London Bridge takes 22 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Purley to Southwark bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Purley, Christchurch Road Purley Hospital station.

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Purley to Southwark train services, operated by Southern, depart from Purley Oaks station.

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Purley to Southwark bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Lambeth, St George's Circus station.

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Map of how to get from Purley to Southwark.
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  • Distance: 11.6 miles
  • Duration: 22 min

What companies run services between Purley, England and Southwark, England?

Southern operates a train from Purley to Southwark every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 22 min. Thameslink also services this route hourly.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Purley Oaks to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Purley to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Purley to London Blackfriars
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Purley to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Night bus from Purley, Christchurch Road Purley Hospital to Lambeth, St George's Circus
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Croydon to London
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Purley to Southwark
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
United Cars
Phone
+44 1293 429429
Website
unitedcars.co.uk
Metro Cars
Phone
+44 1293 415415
Website
metro-cars.co.uk

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Purley to Southwark train services, operated by Southern, arrive at London Bridge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Purley to Southwark is 13 miles. It takes approximately 27 min to drive from Purley to Southwark.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Purley and Southwark. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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